Lead Analytical Scientist (Lynchburg, VA)


Quality Assurance

For over 150 years, Fleet Laboratories’ success has come from adapting to a changing world with creative thinking and innovative product development. We've grown into a global leader of over 100 personal health and beauty products. As the world keeps evolving, so will we-- with unique new technologies and products that help our customer’s look and feel your best.

At Fleet Laboratories, the future is bright and our commitment to quality and innovation has never been stronger. Working here at our location in Lynchburg, VA, you will feel part of a team that works together to meet our consumer needs.

Fleet Laboratories is seeking a Lead Analytical Scientist this position will perform analytical tests to support formulation development and stability study of prototype formulation and scale-up batches of products.  Develop, troubleshoot, validate and transfer analytical methods.  Coordinate with QA/QC groups and contract manufacturers and laboratories for method transfer and supporting tests.  Ensures the proper documentation of such methods.  Prepare/review stability test reports, method validation/transfer protocols and reports as well as Analytical Development reports. Lead training and instruction of AD personnel. Oversee Equipment Calibration.



  • Lead Analytical Scientist. Collaborate with Formulation lead.
  • Participate in Project meetings.
  • Evaluate and validate/verify appropriate analytical methods for new and existing products while meeting established project timelines.
  • Lead and perform analytical tests to support formulation development and stability study of prototype formulation and scale-up batches of products. 
  • Keep accurate documentation of laboratory work, especially laboratory notebooks, analytical methods development, validation, and transfer to other departments, vendors, and regulatory documents.
  • Generate analytical development reports in a timely manner.
  • Calibrate laboratory equipment as needed and ensure that equipment’s are timely calibrated.
  • Review analyst Raw Data, protocol and reports.
  • Ensure Project timelines are met.
  • Perform analytical methods evaluation and validation to demonstrate product or material characterization suitability.   
  • Tests new products or existing products to provide marketing and quality assurance support. Keep accurate records of analytical testing data and generate testing and analytical development reports.  Provides technical support for manufacturing issues related to process and raw materials.
  • Review test reports and evaluate test results to ensure the quality of analytical work.  Track the sample flow to ensure the completion of sample tests within appropriate turnaround time period.
  • Maintains current knowledge of technological advances in the field; remains current on new method development procedures, validation, including additional testing and other procedures as required by regulatory agencies. Recommends the purchase of analytical testing equipment and other appropriate materials.
  • Provides estimates to project teams and management of time and resources needed to complete company projects and attends project team meetings as required.
  • Writes, reviews, and approves technical reports as required.
  • Perform other related duties as required.



  • B.S. with eight years or M.S. with six years of hands-on experience in industrial analytical laboratories or a PhD in Analytical Chemistry or related scientific discipline with 4 years industrial experience.
  • A minimum of two years of prior leadership experience.
  • Able to discern and differentiate fragrances and scented products.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills suitable for recruiting and relating with panelists. 
  • Conducts themselves in a professional manner, as the candidate interacts with panelist recruits throughout the company.
  • Must be able to independently multi-task and establish priorities reliably.
  • Ability to discuss sensitive topics with panelists in an appropriate manner.
  • Experienced in fundamental sensory science and market research preferred.
  • This position requires a person with knowledge and skills in chemical laboratories.
  • Ability to adapt to the laboratory environment under FDA, ICH, and OSHA guidelines.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with, but not limited to, the following analytical techniques; HPLC, GC, FTIR, TOC, Titration, Viscometers, pH, and UV/VIS Spectroscopy.
  • Experience with Waters HPLC and Empower software preferred.



Here at Fleet, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career.

  • The start of a great career working with a diverse group of great people
  • The health and safety of every employee... our top priority
  • A clean, air-conditioned cGMP environment
  • Top notch benefits –paid time off, 401(K) retirement savings with company match, medical, dental and vision, pay annual targeted bonus, competitive pay, life insurance, Flexible spending account, and tuition reimbursement.
  • Stability – a record of strong financial performance and part of a growing $1billion company
  • A business supporting the Lynchburg community for over 150 years.

No Sponsorship: Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

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